The 1.6 Million Club South Africa is a collaboration between the 1.6 Million Club Sweden and Mhani Gingi, with the primary goal of ensuring all women have the best possible quality of life and health. The partnership strives to guarantee equal rights for women by advocating gender equality and by promoting a holistic and gender-based approach to healthcare.
The Club partners with organizations and individuals from different sectors to develop activities such as monthly workshops related to women’s health. These workshops focus on raising awareness of various topics such as gender based violence, substance abuse, and nutrition. The workshops lead up to a large convention where guest speakers from both the 1.6 Million Club Sweden and Mhani Gingi, as well as experts from various disciplines, give inspiring talks and host hands on activities for the attendees. This year’s event is being held on 22 August, 2015 with an overarching theme of mental health, and many sub themes related to women’s health. The Club also raises awareness around sexual assault by distributing flyers in different areas of Cape Town.